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Sweets for Your Sweetheart – PBS Food

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Hoping to treat the ones you love to something sweet this Valentine’s Day? From chocolate-laced indulgences that deserve their own fan clubs to fruit-filled masterpieces, PBS Food has ideas from the heads of the culinary pack – like Christopher Kimball, Vivian Howard, Lidia Bastianich, America’s Test Kitchen and more! Read on for inspiration and recipes to get your baking bonanza started.

“Milk Street” – Bête Noire

This flourless chocolate cake gets its silky, ultra-smooth, almost custard-like texture from the sugar syrup in its base, as well as from gentle baking. Find out how to create its uniquely complex flavor with “Milk Street.”

A Chef’s Life Red Velvet Cake

“A Chef’s Life” – Red Velvet Cake

Some might consider this confection a Christmas tradition, but we’re making the case that there are few cakes better suited to a Valentine’s celebration! Find the recipe for this luscious cake and decadent icing with “A Chef’s Life.”

Kitchen Vignettes’ Rosemary Rye Brownies

<“Kitchen Vignettes” – Rosemary Rye Brownies

Herbs and chocolate might not be your first instinct, but “Kitchen Vignette’s” Aube Giroux is set to change your mind with these nutty, rosemary-perfumed sweet treats.

Lidia Celebrates America’s Cherry Jam Tart

“Lidia Celebrates America” – Torta di Pasta Frolla alla Genovese (Cherry Jam Tart)

Not a chocolate fan? You certainly don’t need to be for this celebratory treat from Lidia Bastianich! Incorporating American sour cherries and highlighting a Genoa baking tradition, this treat tastes every bit as lovely as it looks.

America’s Test Kitchen Chocolate Raspberry Torte

“America’s Test Kitchen” – Chocolate-Raspberry Torte

An elegant centerpiece is a place to start, but what’s really important is that a dessert is truly delicious. This Chocolate-Raspberry Torte delivers on all fronts with its fudgey and deeply chocolatey foundation.